Archive for November, 2007

one last 24 HOUR mini-comic BOX REMINDER

Just a reminder to you that anyone who participated in 24 HOUR COMICS DAY here in Minneapolis–whether theyfinished 24 pages or not–whether they did it at BookArts or Mcad or home–is full encouraged to print upthere books and put it in the box.

We will be collating our minis and distributing them at the DECEMBER 6th meeting of the MINNEAPOLIS CONSPIRACY at Diamonds Coffee Shop(1618 Central Ave NE, MPLS).

The meetings start at 6:30 and we hope to begin collating soon there after. Please try to be there no later than 8pm if you wish to join in and make sure you get a copy of your book in every box.

Please print up 100 minis at a size no bigger than a 8.5 x 5.5 (a sheet of paper folded in half).

If you cannot attend the Dec 6th meeting, you areencouraged to either send your stuff with someone whocan, or drop it off in advance with Kevin and Zander at Big Time Attic.

They ask for the follwing if the ‘drop-off’ method is taken:

1) Label your box: – Name – Title of mini-comic – email address

2) Drop off at BTA during normal business hours. Address: 1618 Central Ave NE, #216, MPLS

3) Good idea to call before you drop, in case we’reout of the office. Phone: 612-521-7423

I will then make sure anyone who drops there stuff offin advance gets a box(in the case of MCAD people, I’llprobably get their boxes to MCAD organizer Sean Lynch and have him distribute).

see you all on the 6th!!!

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Sore Winners

So had a contest to put Guy Fawkes(‘V’) in holiday scenerios other than his own.
The MPLS cell of the Cartoonist Conspiracy did several pages of that at the last meeting.
The Daily Cross Hatch thought it was unfair to reward a group the prize of 3 issues of MOME(they know how we HATE sharing), so below is the link to what should have been(and really IS) the winning entry…


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St. Paul Comic Jam, Thursday, November 15

Yes, the St. Paul cell of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy, which meets EVERY THIRD THURSDAY from 6:30PM – 9:30PM at:

Cosmic’s Coffee 189 N. Snelling Avenue St. Paul, MN 55104

And afterwards, should the cartooning prove too harrowing, at:

O’Gara’s Bar & Grill 164 Snelling Avenue North St. Paul, MN 55104

The second meeting is set for NOVEMBER 15, 2007, providing an ideal opportunity to get in on the ground floor of what will one day almost certainly be regarded as the greatest gathering of gangsters, goons, and geniuses St. Paul has ever witnessed.

Paper will be provided.

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San Francisco Comic Jam – Thursday November 8th 2007

Hey kids, it’s time for San Francisco Cell’s bi-monthly jam, Thursday November 8th 2007.

We will be starting a new comic this session, so come and draw with us. Any level of artist is welcome to grab their favorite drawing tools and come on out and join us an another Comic Safari.

When: Thu, Nov 8th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm (NOTE the side bar calendar TIME might be off)
Where: Church St. Cafe
Description: The San Francisco cell of the International Cartoonist Conspiracy meets twice a month from on the second and last Thursday of the month from 6-10PM at Church St. Cafe. Church St. Cafe 260 Church Street San Francisco, CA 94114 Transit info for San Francisco can be found here:

Here is where we are:

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Rice Cartoonist Conspiracy – Schedule Change

Hey there,

This month’s meeting will take place TODAY from 5-7:00 pm at the Rice Print Shop and will be followed by the Burning Twig Festival bonfire at Vas’s place. None of the regulars will be able to make it on Saturday, so we apologize for the inconvenience with this sudden change of schedule.

Other News: December’s meeting will be canceled due to Vas being in Puerto Rico, Loki being insanely busy at the farm with equipment maintenance. Gypsy being in Minneapolis, Misty being car-free and Naomi being busy.

As of January 2008, The Rice Cartoonist Conspiracy meeting will change to a new time, and stay put at the same place, kind of. Meetings will take place from 6:30 pm to whenever the last person leaves, on the second Thursday of the month. Same fresh Pizza from Twin Pines and Jerry’s. Meetings will remain at the Rice Print Shop/VAS Littlecrow Studio building at 310 Division Street South in Rice, MN, but the meetings will return to the original and far more spacious 2nd Floor Space.

Thank you for understanding!

Questions? Call 320-492-0475

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Leap of Faith at Susan Hensel Gallery

Two press releases for this weekend’s Leap of Faith gallery show Minneapolis Conspirator Andrey Feldshteyn is featured in:

Eden Prairie cartoonist Andrey Feldshteyn has been
invited to be a featured artist in LEAP OF FAITH 3:
casting shadows at the Susan Hensel Gallery, 3441
Cedar Ave S. in Minneapolis. His work will be shown in

Andrey Feldshteyn, born in Leningrad, Russia,worked
for years as a computer programmer until he entered
the Studio of Poster and Cartoon In 1974 and later
joined the Leningrad Cartoon Club. In the late 70’s
the Cartoon Club became in a sense a center of
underground humorous art. At that time in Russia it
was a unique art phenomenon. The artists looked for
the new way to express themselves, they developed a
specific graphic language.

In 80’s Andrey was a regular cartoon contributor to
the local press. His works started to appear around
the country, and later abroad (Germany, Israel,
Bulgaria etc).

In 1989 Andrey accepted a position of Art Editor in
the House of Humor and Satire. From 1991 till the
departure to the USA in 1993 he was the art director
in the children newspaper “Five Corners”. At the same
time he edited the humor column in “Neva Time”.

In 2003 Andrey was awarded a Grand Prize at the
International Cartoon Contest in the USA. His works
are also kept in the Cartoon Art Museum in San

His work couldn’t match the mission of the gallery
more. The Susan Hensel Gallery is devoted to art,
story and activism, seeking work that elicits a
response from the viewers, asks the viewer work a bit
to make the experience personal. It is a place where
discussion happens and where stories are told.

He joins thirty-eight local and national artists
casting light and shadow on faith using paint,
photography, digital media, sculpture, assemblage and
letterpress print.


Mark Your Calendars

for the opening parties

Friday, November 9, 5-9pm


Thirty-eight local and national artists cast light and shadow on faith. This annual show has grown,become increasingly competitive and has outgrown this space. This year it opens at both the Susan Hensel Gallery and ArtSpace.

in Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church at 1620 East 46th St, Minneapolis.

You will see sculpture, photography, assemblage, ceramics, painting, calligraphy and more. Go to both openings, meet the artists and see the range of their works. Several artists are being shown in some depth: James Michael Lawrence, Mary Simon-Casati, and Andrey Feldshteyn. Their work will certainly be in both locations. Come meet them and all the other artists who are within driving distance. It’s “Artists,Artists, everywhere!”

For more information about Leap of Faith, please call Susan Hensel Gallery at 612-722-2324 or the church at 612-721-4463

Return to Susan Hensel Gallery Saturday, November 17, 2pm, for a poetry reading by PENCHANT, formerly Northfield Women Poets. They will be reading from their newly published anthology. You will remember them as the group that read during Riki Købl Nelson’s show, ROOSTERWOMAN, earlier this year.

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